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Daily Archives: December 23, 2019

Christmas in evac centers likely: Cebu braces for ‘Ursula’

Christmas in evac centers likely: Cebu braces for ‘Ursula’ CEBU, Philippines — If it takes spending Christmas at the evacuation centers to be safe, then by all means, it shall be implemented. Not taking any chances, disaster officials in Cebu are planning to enforce preemptive evacuations in areas susceptible to landslides, storm surges, and flooding ahead of Tropical Depression …

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Three men nabbed in Negros drug ops

Three men nabbed in Negros drug ops CEBU, Philippines — Three persons, including two suspected hitmen, were arrested in two separate buy-bust operations conducted in Negros Oriental in just 24 hours. Authorities were able to recover at least P6.5 million worth of suspected shabu in the said operations. The first buy-bust operation was conducted in Barangay Cangmating, Sibulan town …

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PROBE personnel in viral video to face investigation

PROBE personnel in viral video to face investigation CEBU, Philippines — A Facebook post showing three Cebu City Prevention, Restoration, Order, Beautification, Enhancement team personnel ‘manhandling’ a fruit vendor they apprehended at the North Reclamation Area on Thursday has gone viral on social media. Netizens criticized the alleged maltreatment shown in the viral post, which has already generated over …

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Gwen: ‘Canopy trees’ are safe

Gwen: ‘Canopy trees’ are safe Lorraine L. Ecarma (The Freeman) – October 23, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has assured that the century-old trees in Barangay Perrelos, Carcar City are safe and are not among those marked for cutting by the Department of Public Works and Highways. Garcia made the assurance yesterday in response to …

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MCWD chair quits

CEBU, Philippines — Metropolitan Cebu Water District board of directors chairman Joel Mari Yu, whose term was supposed to end on December 31, 2022, has resigned, MCWD confirmed yesterday. This developed as Local Water Utilities Administration announced it has partially taken over the MCWD, saying there is a need to appoint members of the interim board following the termination of …

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Plunder complainant asks city to rebuy lot

Plunder complainant asks city to rebuy lot Gregg M. Rubio (The Freeman) – September 23, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — The complainant of the plunder charge against Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes that is pending before the Office of the Ombudsman has offered P1.8 million for the reacquisition of the city-owned lot reportedly sold at P50 per square …

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Farmer shot dead; construction worker killed

Farmer shot dead; construction worker killed CEBU, Philippines — A farmer was shot dead by an unidentified gunman in Dalaguete town while a construction worker was stabbed dead also by an unknown attacker in Pinamungajan town over the weekend. In the first incident, farmer Juanito Rabutin Estorco, 31, did not make it alive to the hospital after sustaining gunshot …

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KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE GOAL Today’s Scripture: Phil…

KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE GOAL Today’s Scripture: Philippians 3:14 “I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” All of us face the pressure of more to do than we have time for. So we have to set priorities. We have to determine what’s most important in our lives. We …

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